The Evolution of Game Shows
What's become of game shows in America? Since their television debut in 1938 we've seen everything from microwave ovens to million dollar payouts awarded to lucky contestants. Now, in a television culture increasingly captivated by reality T.V., we see traditional game shows being crowded out by reality competition shows at an alarming rate. What will become of the time-honored genre? Are we witnessing the end of an era or will a new generation of Trebeks and Sajaks emerge to save the day?
This show was produced by Josh Nilaya.
- Zalman Nakhimovsky is a former contestant on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire," and was involved in the taping and production of several game show pilots
- Bob Boden is executive producer of "The Chase" on Game Show Network, and is a former executive vice president at Fox Reality Channel
- Adam Nedeff is a game show expert and author of several books, including Quizmaster: The Life and Times and Fun and Games of Bill Cullen, as well as This Day in Game Show History- 365 Commemorations and Celebrations Volumes 1-4. He has a website devoted to game shows, Game show Utopia